Mayor’s Thanksgiving Breakfast Nov. 15
Hosted by the Tustin Community Foundation, this event is a wonderful way to kick off the holidays. It will be an inspirational morning with our citys Mayor Al Murray, members of the city council, local business and community leaders, city and school district representatives and nonprofit volunteers.
Time/Place: 7-9am / Salvation Army Tustin Ranch Church
Contact: 714-721-0337 / www.tustincommunityfoundation.
City of Stanton Star Party Nov. 16
The City of Stanton and OC Astronomers will be hosting a free star-gazing Star Party event for families to looks at planets and other stellar objects through telescopes and discussions with amateur astronomers about the sky, equipment, and involving in astronomy. Early arrival is suggested.
Time/Place: 7-9pm / Stanton Central Park
Nutcracker Craft Boutique Nov. 16-17
Admission is $2, with proceeds benefitting youth, teen and family programs, and parking is free. Over 250 vendors will be on-site displaying and selling beautiful handcrafted holiday gifts, decorations, food and collectibles. Shoppers can come one day, or both, to shop for one-of-a-kind items.
Time/Place: Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm / Brea Community Center
Contact: 714-990-7771 / www.ci.brea.ca.us
Seal Beach Christmas Tree Lighting Nov. 17
Santa, Snow and Small Town Cheer!
Time/Place: 4-8pm / Eisnhower Park
Contact: 562-799-0179 / www.sealbeachchamber.org
PurpleStride Orange County Nov. 17
When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Orange County 2018, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, you join a vibrant community of survivors, impacted families, loved ones, researchers and advocates committed to rewriting the future of this deadly disease.
Time/Place: 9am / William Mason Regional Park – Shelter 5, Irvine
Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy Nov. 17-Dec. 16
Art media includes jewelry, clothing, fused and blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, forged metals, painting, photography, sculpture, clothing and textiles. Experience unique artwork by 180 artists, holiday entertainment, outdoor cafes, art classes and demonstrations, petting zoo, Santa and much more!
Time/Place: 10am-7pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Contact: 949-494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org
Dana Point Turkey Trot Nov. 22
Known for its scenic coastal routes, beautiful weather, and family-friendly activities, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has become an Orange County tradition, attracting more than 17,000 participants in its 5K, 10K, Combo, Kids Gobble Wobble, and two-day Health and Wellness Expo.
Time/Place: 6-11am / Dana Point Harbor
Tamale Festival Nov. 25
In addition to tamale vendors, the event will include a tamale contest, general vendors, an art walk, dance and musical performances and more! The Citys annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony is now part of the event.
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Euclid St. between La Habra & Lambert
Contact: 562-383-4200 / www.lahabratamalefestival.com
All is Bright Celebration & Tree Lighting Nov. 29
A fun-filled magical family celebration featuring Santa, train rides, carolers and snow!
Time/Place: 5:30-8pm / Aliso Viejo Town Center Fountain
Contact: 949-425-2550 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com